Thursday’s Tucson Forecast: Autumn breezes, scattered storms

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

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Today – 30% chance of storms, breezy. 80°, east-southeast wind 10-20 MPH.

Tonight – 10% chance of showers. 54°, southeast wind 5-10 MPH.

Tomorrow – Mostly sunny. 79°, northwest wind 5 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

Grab the umbrella as you head out the door today.

Scattered storms are possible along and north of a Sells-Tucson-Willcox line. Rain chances range from 20% along the International Border to 30% in Metro Tucson and 60% across Graham & Greenlee Counties. Highs this afternoon peak in the upper 70s to low 80s. Expect gusty east-southeast winds up to 20 MPH.

Rain chances decrease to 10% late tonight in the Old Pueblo. Lows bottom out in the low to mid 50s.

An area of low pressure exits the state tomorrow. Dry conditions prevail for much of the Sonoran Desert, while the White Mountains may see a few lingering showers. Warmer temps return for the weekend and early next week, as highs peak in the low to mid 80s.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

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November voltage, captured overnight by Mark Mackin in Vail. Last night’s storms provided more bark than bite, as much of the metro saw less than 0.10″ rainfall.

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